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650b tires for 50% pavement and 50% gravel?

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650b tires for 50% pavement and 50% gravel?

Anyone using any of these on gravel?


Are there alternatives to the Grand Boise Hetre that should be considered?
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Thinking about getting some (700c).

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I've used the Cypress and the rebranded Barlow Pass tires for gravel and they worked great. I only used 32's and in 700c but should be the same result in 650. Very fast on the street and extremely comfortable. Did surprisingly well on gravel and dirt.
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Yep! I've used the Babyshoe Pass 650bX42's since late spring, and have about 2K miles on them now. Probably 70% urban pavement and 30% gravel/rail trail/dirt roads. I run them at around 40 on gravel. Very comfy tires, not a single flat, and low rolling resistance.

My rear tire is starting to show some wear, but I'll probably get another 2K miles out of it easily.
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SOMA's B-Lines work well on mixed terrain, IME.
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Doesn't Panaracer sell a Kirk Pacenti designed 650b gravel tire?
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